Thursday, December 6, 2012

Candy Cane Seeds

Had to make something up quick for the craft show for Saturday . .   what are the holidays without a candy cane or peppermint candies? Did not want to make the Elf Pillows --- had done that before . . .   Did not want to use the candy canes as antlers for the reindeer . . . found a candy cane seeds poem but it was too long for what I had in mind . . .   so off to my bakers rack of loose stamps I have and I found this candy cane stamp from Hero Arts.

Used Stampin Up Riding Hood Red ink and stamped this onto white card stock from GP/Walmart. Using the Spellbinders Labels 8 dies I cut out the candy canes using the Cuttlebug. Then used a small circle punch and made a hole on the upper left corner of the tag and added red/white twine. Using candy making bags from AC Moore ( 4 3/4" x 3" )  I put four peppermint candies. Used red ribbon to tie the bags closed and ran the ribbon through the twine on the tag to attach that to the bag. Added red Stickles to the berries on the holly on the candy cane stamp.

Using the computer I printed out onto red card stock from the packs of card stock from Michaels and that says "Candy Cane Seeds". I used the Stampin Up Word Window Punch to punch that out and used my ATG for adhesive and put that on the bottom of the tags. See better photo below:

When I put the candies in the bags I put them in there and then made them flat so they lay flat or can stand up in the holder I will be using for them:

Did these in assembly line style and they went together rather quickly. Wanted something quick and easy and very Christmasy and what is red/white or candy canes/peppermint but Christmasy?

This is the last craft show I am doing this year and the first one was in August so I had Boo Day (Halloween) items, then Autumn and Thanksgiving and a little Christmas. Last month I did a craft show the week before Thanksgiving so I had Autumn and all my turkeys for Thanksgiving and about 1/2 of my table was only for Christmas. This show is only Christmas items and although I have some items that are not the typical red/greens for Christmas I still have to remember to keep some of the traditional items. Peppermint candies with kids are always better than a candy cane -- you do not have to hear the tears if the candy cane breaks, or they get 1/3 through the candy cane and want you to hold it . . . so these candies are just the right size to satisfy your taste for peppermints.  TFL